Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Blessing

Good Morning everyone,
Today I want to introduce you to our very talented new D.T Karen,
Karen will be on the digi team as from today and every other Wednesday, where you will see Karen showing you what you can make with our lovely range of digi's.

Here is a little bio from Karen:

Hi Hi Everyone!!! My name is Karen, and I'm from Australia. I live on the central coast of Tasmania, (the little Island at the bottom of the big island). I am 35 and married to a lovely husband, Leigh, and we have 1 baby girl - well she has just turned 2 so I guess she is a toddler now:-) Her name is Ruby!!! I started scrapbooking about 7 years ago to record and hold the precious memories of our Honeymoon in Europe and other travelling adventures we have been on! Then when Ruby was born in 2009, I started to make some cards, and really found that I love stamping and colouring in with Copic's, after a long battle with Distress Inks and Watercolour Pencils!!! I love to craft with awesome stamps, and I'm a sucker for gorgeous ribbons and flowers and bling and pearls... and my major, major, weakness, has to be patterned Paper - Oh dear!!! LOL

I took an adventure into Blog Land one day and got a wee bit lost (almost 2 years ago).... but I have made some life long friends which whom I treasure, and now I am here for another crafty adventure and to make some more blog buddies:-)


Now onto Karens 1st post.
All Crafts and Me fans please welcome Karen to the team.
Teresa xxx
G'Day everyone!! My name is Karen and I'm from Australia... This week is my very first post for Craft's and Me, and boy I have something I think is a little bit special to share with you all!!

As you are aware, there was a bunch of newbie Digi stamps that was released last week.... anyway I have used one by Sara Burrier, called The Blessing, which of course you can get your mitts on HERE. I've also added on the cool circle from the Christmas Embellishments Set which is available HERE....

I was able to merge the two together on Photoshop which I must say I think I'm pretty clever in doing as my Computer skills???? I don't really have any!!! ... anyway once I got it printed I started colouring, and then the idea struck on how to display these gorgeous images....

It's a 6 x 6 Chippy shadow box that I picked up at a paper craft show about a month ago. I've painted it white and then once it had dried, I got out the Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle Paint and gave it a good going over with that... it looks really cool in real life... sorry if the pic's don't pick up all the details. I've also added a few glittered up die cuts and some flowers, a bit of seam binding in the corner with a Pearl Bling Buckle on top... can't really see it that well... My snow on the image has been created with some Ranger Liquid Pearls... awww so pretty!!

Well as this is my first ever post as a new member of the Design Team I don't have a Challenge card to show, but the Challenge is up and running and this week's theme is Birthday's so please get your entries in, I can't wait to see what you guys are creating:-)

Till next time


  1. Gorgeous creation Karen & welcome to the team hun you will love it here.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  2. Welcome Karen to our fabby team of girls here at Crafts and Me.
    I love your pretty Christmas card with the added Christmas embellishment around it, such a pretty idea.
    Have fun with us,
    Teresa x

  3. So gorgeous creation, very sweet !

  4. Welcome to the team Hun! What a gorgeous creation, luv it! Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

  5. Holy Smokes!!!This is absolutely gorgeous! Loove that white shaddowbox. I bet it looks fantastic in real life. Welcome to the team hunni! Awesome to have you with us. Hugs...Mona

  6. that looks fabulous, love the images and well done on merging them.

  7. That is lovely :) the image is gorgeous and I love the circle! I might need that :)
    Congrats on joining Crafts and Me :)

  8. So glad you've joined our Crafts and Me Digi team, Karen! Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely work with Teresa's fabulous digis! Hugz, ~ Rose

  9. Gorgeous creation Karen i love the image you've used, welcome aboard hun. luv gina xx


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